|Lana Lang (Earth-Two)|
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|First appearance:||“Superman Family #203”|
Lana Lang, in the Bronze Age, became an anchorwoman, and, for the first time since her original appearance, stopped pursuing Superman romantically, going so far as to take an assignment in Europe to forget him. In the early 1980s, she was revealed to have had an Earth-One counterpart.
The Earth-Two Lana Lang was introduced in Superman Family #203. In this story, Lana Lang joins the Daily Star as a television critic. On Earth-two Lana's father left Smallville and move to Metropolis as a young man, so Clark did not know Lana in his youth.
Later, she became an Insect Queen like her Earth-One counterpart; in this case, Lana had received a mystic amulet from her archaeologist father, said amulet having been created to allow a Pharaoh to control and divert the locust hordes that threatened ancient Egypt. Unfortunately, the charm associated with the amulet was set to be energized by the sound of approaching insect wings; by unfortunate coincidence, the sound of Superman's super-speed flying was similar enough to activate the spell. Lana was thus compelled to create a Chitinous golden-brown costume (woven by silkworms under her control) and adopt a villainous alter ego, the Insect Queen. After an initial clash with Superman, the Insect Queen fell under the mental influence of Superman's enemy, the Ultra-Humanite, who kept her under the spell's compulsion and prevented her from reverting to normal. Earth-Two's Superman was able to locate an antidote to the spell, which Lois Lane used to remove the compulsion (Superman Family #213), letting Lana break free of Ultra's influence and making her able to use the amulet's power at her own discretion.
The Earth-2 Insect Queen would later use her abilities to aid Superman in times of need. This version of Lana Lang was retconned out of existence after the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Lana Lang did not possess any inherent super-powers. However, circumstances have occurred wherein she gained superhuman abilities for a temporary period of time.
- Mystic Scarab - As the Insect Queen, Lana possessed the ability to control insects and make them grow to massive sizes.
- Flight: As the Insect Queen, Lana Lang was capable of winged flight at minimal speeds.
- Abilities-Lana Lang was a professional media journalist and television celebrity. Despite her keen intuitive instincts however, she never discovered the secret behind Superman's true identity.
- Strength level- Lana Lang possesses the strength level of a healthy, adult human female, who engages in moderate regular exercise. As the Insect Queen, Lana adapted the proportionate strength of whichever insect she transformed into.